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Fuller On Top Of His Game

Posted: Sat 30 Nov 2013
Author: Mark Ridgway

The striker's thoughts after another impressive performance and goal

For the second week running Ricardo Fuller was amongst the goals for Blackpool and feels he is on top of his game after another fine all-round performance.

The Jamaican put The Seasiders ahead on six minutes and they never looked back, with Fuller putting in arguably his best performance yet in tangerine.

The striker was taken off late on in the second half, and left to a standing ovation from Bloomfield Road, summing up his afternoon.

"Today I felt good and it's coming off. Hopefully now I've set a standard that I need to maintain, its easy to get to the top, but its hard to maintain it," said Fuller.

"Now I need to give a performance like that every week. Obviously I didn't have a proper pre-season, so its always going to be difficult playing for 90 minutes week in week out.

"Pre-season is detrimental to perform at the top level every single game. We have another game Tuesday where we'll travel, so I thought it was time and the Gaffer took me off."

Fuller diverted Thomas Ince's corner early on to put Blackpool in control, his fourth for the club and first at Bloomfield Road since his summer move.

"We've been doing it in training this week, getting across the front post, which is my area. I'm used to doing that over my career, so it's natural today that the ball came in and I was first to it, to direct it on to goal and fortunately it went in the back of the net."

The icing on the cake for the striker's superb day was a fine bit of skill, which the fans of the North Stand had the ideal view of, but he was nonchalant about his effort post-match.

"I'm used to doing that, since Jamaican under 12s. Today it was disappointing not to do it and score. It was a nice trick and feeling to do that in a game, especially in a game like this at a big level.

"(Roger) Johnson nut-megged me in the game and called it. So I told him he'd started a war he couldn't win, so I was always going to do something to him, unfortunately it was that. It's only fair," said the striker in good spirits.